Under a bright Saturday sky, the remains of Bunyan Price Jr. were laid to rest near his parents at Greenwood Cemetery in Belmont – not far from the Chronicle Mill village where Price grew up before he shipped off to the Army and Vietnam.
With Price’s four siblings watching, a horse-drawn, 1800s-vintage hearse wagon carrying Price’s casket wound through the cemetery as well-wishers lined the route holding American flags.
On May 2, 1970, Price, a 20-year-old Army specialist, was a passenger with seven other Americans on a helicopter that had crossed into Cambodia to avoid a rain squall and was hit by enemy ground fire. The aircraft landed burning in a rice field and all eight survived. But three, including Price, were likely killed that day by attacking Viet Cong and buried in a grave.
Their remains were found last year.